Friday, June 01, 2007
10 for Summer '07: #6 Washington D.C.
Photo by Flickr user Foto Blitz Color
I think one of the very few times I've cried in public was the first time I saw the Lincoln Memorial - it was 1995, and I was in Washington D.C. for a long vacation. For my last quarter of college and the summer after, I lived in D.C. for two back-to-back newspaper internships. It was, by far, my favorite part of college. You can't really beat going to White House press conferences when you're 21.
I've been back once since then, for my friend Laura's wedding. It still amazes me how impressive and formal the city is - despite all the increasing moronic business that goes on there, it looks like the place where the richest country in the history of the world should be run from. (In the NW section, at least - the tourist/flashy part, as opposed to the place where D.C. residents actually live.) It gives you faith that things, ultimately, will be on the right path - and more and more, I'd like to have that kind of faith again.